# 10 Must-Have Math Apps for Elementary

## Free Math Apps

The Math Learning Center has created 10 free math apps featuring virtual manipulatives and interactive visual models. These open-ended learning tools allow students to show understanding by annotating with the drawing tool. You can also add equations, expressions, and descriptions with the math text and writing tools.

### Works on Laptops, iPads, and Chromebooks

All of their math apps are available as a web app (works within a web browser), iOS app (iPad/iPhone), and in the Chrome Web Store.

#### Fractions

• Represent the whole as a bar or circle.
• Choose the size of the whole and the number of equal parts.
• Compare fractions.
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions.

#### Geoboard

• Stretch bands around the geoboard’s pegs to create line segments and polygons.
• Great for learning about area, perimeter, angles, congruence, fractions, etc.

#### Math Clock

• Analog clocks with geared or free-moving hands.
• Solve problems with the elapsed time tool.
• Shade fractions parts of an hour.

#### Math Vocabulary Cards

• Build an understanding of key terms in math.
• Cards have three sections that can be hidden/revealed for practice:
• Math Term
• Example or Model
• Definition

#### Money Pieces

• Virtual Currency – similar in size and appearance to real currency.
• Area Money Pieces – each piece is on the scale of one square equals one penny.

#### Number Frames

• 5, 10, 20, 100 number frames
• Custom frames up to 12×12
• Variety of counters and colors.

#### Number Line

• Set the starting value (including negative values).
• Mark the line with whole numbers, fractions, or decimals.
• Add and label backward and forward jumps.

#### Number Pieces

• Place Value Blocks / Base Ten Blocks / Number Pieces
• Ones, tens, hundreds.
• Combine/break apart pieces in groups of ten.
• Move, rotate, and duplicate pieces.

#### Number Rack

• a.k.a. Rekenrek (calculating frame/arithmetic rack)
• Explore addition and subtraction strategies
• Encourage thinking in groups of fives and tens

#### Pattern Shapes

• Explore geometry and fractions.
• Investigate angles and symmetry.
• Measure angles with the protractor tool.

## What Are Your Favorite Math Apps? 